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Use of HF20 membrane in critically ill unstable low-body-weight infants on inotropic support.
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PMID:  23306707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Initiating continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in infants exposes them to the dual hemodynamic challenges of high circuit extracorporeal volumes and potential membrane reactions, in the case of acrylonitrile AN69 membranes. The use of the new Prismaflex HF20 membrane in hemodynamically unstable low-body-weight infants on inotropic support has not been reported. TREATMENT: We describe the use of the HF20 (Gambro Lundia AB, Lund, Sweden) membrane in four low-body-weight infants (2.3 to 5.4 kg) with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome who were critically ill in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), hemodynamically unstable, and on inotropes. We were able to achieve target volume loss in all infants without compromising their hemodynamic status. Mean arterial pressures were maintained between 39 and 57 mmHg. The relatively low circuit volume of the HF20 set (60 ml) obviated the need for blood prime in the majority; however, when blood prime was required, there was no adverse reaction with the polyarylethersulfone (PAES) membrane. Solute clearance in these small infants was efficient with correction of metabolic acidosis and electrolyte abnormalities. Excellent circuit lifespan (56.3 ± 32.3 h) was observed. CONCLUSIONS: CRRT using the HF20 membrane is safe and hemodynamically well tolerated in high-risk, unstable low-body-weight infants with cardiac dysfunction on multiple inotropes.
Isaac Desheng Liu; Kar-Hui Ng; Perry Yew-Weng Lau; Wee-Song Yeo; Pei-Lin Koh; Hui-Kim Yap
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-198X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Shaw-NKF-NUH Children's Kidney Center, KTP-National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
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